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Nogogo Recipe of the Week: Tilapia Masala With


1 cup basmati rice, rinsed
1/2 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 6-ounce tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint


Bring the rice, 1 1/3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the peas; cover and set aside. Read more »

Retired NBA stars coming to SZ

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Photo by: from Lili Marleen.

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Dameisha to close at night

Article from: Shenzhen Daily,

By: Wang Yuanyuan.


    DAMEISHA Beach in Yantian District will be closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. every night during the May Day holiday to reduce pollution and traffic congestion in the neighboring areas.

    It is the first time that visitors are not allowed to spend the night in the beach park, officials of Yantian District said Wednesday.

    It will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of 50,000 a day during the three-day holiday and it may also be closed temporarily for a typhoon or thunderstorm.

New bus station to open

Article from: Shenzhen Daily,

By: Cui Xiaoli.

    SHENZHEN North Bus Station will start operation Saturday, a day before the May Day holiday, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported yesterday.

    The station, located in the west square of Shenzhen North Railway Station, is near the west exit of the high-speed railway station. Travelers can transfer to the Metro, urban buses, taxis and private cars from the station with ease.

    Residents who are scheduled to travel during the May Day holiday will have more choices. The three-day holiday will last from Sunday to Tuesday.

Grand Opening of Modern Classic Hotel

Though it had been raining for quite some days in April, it turned out to be a sun-soaked Saturday last week when Modern Classic Hotel opened its majestic doors for the first time. The grand-opening celebration hosted by Mr. Dong Chao, the famous M.C from Shenzhen TV Station with performances including traditional lion dance went successfully amidst energetic and warm atmosphere.


After a speech given by Mr. Yi Nengquan, the vice secretary to the travel bureau, all guests were invited to have sumptuous buffet lunch in the Wu Guojie Restaurant on the 20th Floor.

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Quiz Night at Rapscallions

A great turn out and a tough fought battle. Next week the winners will receive a complimentary bottle of Sipsmith Gin, a quality high end gin that we normally sell for RMB 900+!!

Click here to know more about Rapscallions' Wednesday Quiz Night.

Latin Festival by Spanish Chamber of Commerce, South China

Once again the Latin Festival Second Edition was a success bringing together more than 400 attendants to our main event. Despite of the weather, we had the chance of spending all day in a relaxed atmosphere. Starting from the Art Exhibition we could travel to Italy with Ivy Feng's photographs and enjoy Carmen Guzmán and Javier Miqueleiz's passion through their comparison between China and Spain with their artworks. We remind you that the exhibition will last one month at the Central Park View.


On the second floor we prepared a little trip around South America, Italy and Spain by offering different bites and drinks from Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Spain that allowed us to know something more about this latin countries.

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Photographer Event at Modern Classic Hotel

In the evening of April 20th, one hundred or more domestic photographers crowded into Modern Classic Hotel and checked in for the hospitality experience there.


From the huge model of Batman in the Lounge to various kinds of rooms, from the corridors featuring different styles to the sculptures in all corners show casing artistic style of this modern and classic hotel—the location and design of the hotel brought unique and fashionable shooting experiences to the photographers.

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Rainy days for the week

Article from: Shenzhen Daily,

By: Han Ximin.

    THE city will see heavy rain tomorrow and Saturday, Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory said yesterday.

    The city will experience a new round of heavy rain, and even torrential rain in some areas, tomorrow.

    Thursday will see brief but heavy rainfall, according to the observatory, which reminded residents to be aware and take precautions.

    There will be another round of heavy rain from Friday to Sunday.

Work on Metro Line 11 starts

Article from: Shenzhen Daily,

By: Han Ximin.

    THE work on Shenzhen Metro Line 11 that connects central Futian District and Songgang in Bao’an District was launched in Qianhai, Nanshan District on Friday.

    When the line is completed, it will take only 50 minutes to get from Futian central area to Songgang by Metro. The 51.2-km main line goes through Futian Transport Hub, Chegongmiao, Zhuzilin, Shenzhen Bay, Bao’an central area, Shenzhen airport and Shajing.

    The line connects the urban central area with the western region and also acts as the airport express, connecting Futian, Nanshan and Bao’an districts.

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